“I, Too, Am American” by Kevin Cooper

November 8, 2023

Read Kevin’s latest essay inspired by Langston Hughes and published on

Whitewashing Historical Truths: The Story of Sullivan’s Island by Kevin Cooper

June 18, 2023

While everyone’s heard of Ellis Island, the equivalent port of arrival for countless slaves is rarely mentioned in American history, writes Kevin Cooper from death row in San Quentin.

“An Undeniable Truth” By Kevin Cooper

April 15, 2023

FREEDOM: Can Oppressed People Ever Truly Be­ Free In America? by Kevin Cooper

February 5, 2023

Read Kevin’s latest essay, “Freedom,” about Black History Month on Scheer Post:

Music and Black America’s Continuous Struggle for Freedom

February 18, 2021

Kevin Cooper explores the music that was created seemingly for the purpose of helping Black America’s historic struggle find a language of its own and shares some of his all-time favorites.

The Electoral College Must Go

January 19, 2021

It’s long since time to end this legacy of slavery and racism which insures some votes are worth far more than others.

View from Death Row: We Are the Living Dead

August 5, 2020

For weeks, prisoners at San Quentin have been sick and dying as the epidemic spread rapidly in the crowded, stacked cells. Then the author fell ill, too.

View from Death Row: The Disproportionate Blues

June 24, 2020

We African Americans have often been told that times have changed. We are tired of pretending.

Those Eyes

June 10, 2020

In the history of racist violence against Blacks, something remained the same in those oppressors, across time and place.

Why California Needs an Innocence Commission

May 17, 2020

To a large degree, DNA testing has proven that this criminal justice system is not as just as it claims to be. Throughout the history of this country, black people know this truth from experience.